Christmas in Ghana, as well as New Year’s Eve, is filled with joy, events and celebrations. If you’re not travelling during these festive dates, we want to share a list activities that we think are worth attending. Take a look at the best Christmas events & festivals taking place in Ghana.

Why is Ghana so popular in December?

Before we get into introducing some of the parties happening this December 2023, have you ever asked yourself why is Ghana so popular in December?

Do you remember or have you heard about the Year of Return? This event in 2019 was the grandest event that Ghana ever held in December, thanks to events such as Afro Nation, and managed to bring in foreigners to Ghana to place Ghana more firmly on the global map as a key destination spot. 

Christmas celebrations in Ghana

Ankos Masquerade in Takoradi

Arguably the best place to spend Christmas in Ghana is Sekondi-Takoradi. The capital of Western Region attracts millions of people across the world to witness the best showcase of masquerade groups.

Also known as Takoradi street carnival or Masquerade Festival, is an annual event which takes place between 25th December and 2nd of January. Teams come together, dressing up in wild outfits, to display their skills, culture and other arts, on the streets of Takoradi. Using a brass band, they spend the day dancing and singing.

The beautiful part about this free event is that both young and old people are involved, colourful and funny outfits, with a very festive and happy environment around you. Definitely need to experience this event at least once.

Amapiano & Brunch


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Each Sunday of December (except for Sunday 12th), Front/Back will be hosting Amapiano and Brunch with some of the finest DJs in the city. This will be part of the events leading to the AfroFuture Festival.


The annual event is a celebration of African heritage with countless activities prepared for this year, such as an emotional journey to the slave castles, lazing on beautiful beaches and non-stop Afrobeats. This event will happen from the 27th December – 3rd January. 

Rock The Boat

This event has been a sell out the past few years, so make sure you grab your ticket on time for this year. This is an exclusive all-white attire boat cruise set against the breathtaking backdrop of Ghana’s coastal beauty that will happen on 30th December. 

Because it tends to be a sell-out, you can already purchase your Early Bird Ticket for 50 usd here.


There is no better way to end the year than attending the biggest Afrobeats festival on the planet.

Launched in 2019, it has gained extreme popularity for its energetic performances, beachfront locations and its contribution to the recognition of Afrobeats and other African music genres on the international stage.

This year AfroNation will take place at the Marine Drive in Accra on the 29th-30th December. Expect to enjoy some of the industry’s biggest names, such as Meek Mill, P-Square, Skepta, Stonebwoy, and Tiwa Savage.

Akwaaba to Ghana

The Ghanaian party scene doesn’t get bigger than this. From the 28th-30th December, join top promoters and Amapiano and Afrobeats DJs for three nights at two venues. Enjoy the sounds of blended African sounds as you party the night away.



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One of the biggest and most well known yearly events in Ghana, the AfroFuture (formerly known as Afrochella) aims to celebrate Africa’s diverse culture, through different forms of art. Millions of people from around the world fly out to Ghana specifically for this festival. Through music performances, cuisine, dance, fashion and more, they aim to teach, explain and explore various cultures through a pioneering approach.

The annual event is a celebration of African heritage with countless activities prepared for this year, such as an emotional journey to the slave castles, lazing on beautiful beaches and non-stop Afrobeats. This event will happen from the 27th December – 3rd January. 


Visa holders are to enjoy some big discounts this Christmas because this event will also offer a 10% discount on tickets. This is a great way to slip into the holiday season of Ghana. Or said in other words, a good warm up for the bigger events to come!

This event will take place at the Garage Lounge and Bar along Boundary Road in Accra.

All Black Party

Are you a visa card holder? Well you’re in luck because this event will offer 10% discount on ticket prices. 

Mark this date on your calendar, 28th to 30th December, to experience the party of the year with the hottest beats, including Hip Hop, R&B, Amapiano, and Afrobeats. This is the perfect event to gather all your friends, even family, to create a lasting memory before we say goodbye to 2023 and welcome 2024. 

Afrowave :The Festival

Afrowave Accra is set to return in 2023, promising an electrifying celebration of African music and culture. This much-anticipated event has been a highlight on Ghana’s cultural calendar, drawing music enthusiasts, artists, and cultural aficionados from across the globe. Prepare to dance the night away to the beat of top DJ’s and hypemen from the UK, Ghana and Nigeria. 

This year, Afrowave 2023 is set to take place at The Pitch Lounge, nestled along Airport Road in Accra (only an 8 minute drive from Greenviews!) on the 27th of December. 

La Cultura: Accra Edition

An event full of good vibes, enjoyment and celebration! Starting at 5pm until sunrise, dance until you can’t feel your feet anymore to the sound of an all star DJ line up (Hip Hop, R&B, Afrobeats & Dancehall).

The event takes place on Saturday 25th December from 4pm at the Area Bar. Please make sure to check out their official instagram because the Area Bar has another variety of events happening this christmas!

More events happening in Ghana in November-December 2023

Of course not only will you be able to enjoy nightlife, Ghana has prepared a whole other events and activities for you to enjoy these last months of 2023 accessible here.

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